Comedy

 Ben Aynsley

Review: Miles Jupp @ The Stand Newcastle

Review: Miles Jupp @ The Stand Newcastle

Despite being in comedy since 1999, starring in hit BBC sitcoms, appearing on every panel show imaginable and cameoing in blockbuster films, Wikipedia still says Miles Jupp is best known as the hapless inventor Archie from Balamory. When people talk about career-defining roles, an inventor in a children’s show who has a tendency to break […]

 Martin Inglis

Robin Ince – Out Of His Mind In The Maltings Theatre

Robin Ince – Out Of His Mind In The Maltings Theatre

Stand-up comedian and science enthusiast Robin Ince stops off at the Maltings Theatre in Berwick on April 12th, as part of his nationwide (In And) Out Of His Mind tour. A presenter on award-winning BBC Radio 4 science show The Infinite Monkey Cage alongside Professor Brian Cox, Ince brings his wealth of knowledge on the […]

 Kieran Murray

Hebburn – BBC To Axe North East Sitcom According To Creator Jason Cook

Hebburn – BBC To Axe North East Sitcom According To Creator Jason Cook

The BBC has decided to axe Newcastle-based sitcom Hebburn. The news was revealed by creator Jason Cook stating the BBC2 show would not be renewed for a third series. He said: “We’ve had such a great time making series one and two and I’d like to thank the BBC for allowing us to do this. The team […]

 Neale McGeever

Review: Chris Ramsey @ The Newcastle City Hall

Review: Chris Ramsey @ The Newcastle City Hall

Comics from the North-East have not been a rarity in recent years. Take Ross Noble or Sarah Millican for example; Noble had been hitting the stand-up scene for a good decade before making it to the “mainstream”, Whereas Millican took to the stage later in life and has enjoyed a successful career. South Shields’ Chris […]

 Ben Aynsley

Miles Jupp Heads To Newcastle's Stand For April Fools' Show

Miles Jupp Heads To Newcastle's Stand For April Fools' Show

The multi-talented Miles Jupp is embarking on his latest stand-up tour, Miles Jupp Is The Chap You’re Thinking Of, and is heading to Newcastle next week. The comedian, actor and writer will be at The Stand on April 1 to entertain people with a mixture of jokes, stories and rants. It’s Jupp’s first tour since […]

 Martin Inglis

Chris Ramsey Ends His UK Tour With Newcastle Homecoming Show Tonight!

Chris Ramsey Ends His UK Tour With Newcastle Homecoming Show Tonight!

A sold-out Newcastle City Hall awaits Chris Ramsey tonight (Friday March 21) for the final night of his stand-up tour in the city where he launched his promising career. The tour – entitled The Most Dangerous Man On Saturday Morning Television – comes after Ramsey was “shown a red card” for inappropriate language on Sky […]

 Anthony May

Miranda Hart – Old School Entertainer Plays Two Nights At Newcastle's Metro Arena

Miranda Hart – Old School Entertainer Plays Two Nights At Newcastle's Metro Arena

Famous for her slapstick TV show and self-deprecating humour, Miranda Hart brings her My, What I Call, Live Show to Newcastle’s Metro Radio Arena on May 19th. From career beginnings at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Miranda’s star began to rise through her semi-autobiographical radio series Miranda Hart’s Joke Shop on the BBC. Later adapted for […]

 Neale McGeever

South Shields' Starlet Chris Ramsey Plays The City Hall

South Shields' Starlet Chris Ramsey Plays The City Hall

You may recognise Chris as a regular panelist on Celebrity Juice, Mock The Week or Nevermind The Buzzcocks. Or even his lead acting role in BBC2 comedy-drama Hebburn. The South Shields lad however, has based his latest tour around an incident that occurred on Soccer AM in 2012. Chris is currently on his nationwide tour […]

 Ryan Warnock

Funny Bones Comedy Club Marks North East Return With An All Girl Showcase

Funny Bones Comedy Club Marks North East Return With An All Girl Showcase

Funny Bones Comedy Club is set to mark International Women’s Day with a showcase of some outstanding female comedians, this Friday at the Gala Theatre in Durham. Established in 2001, Funny Bones Comedy Club was originally set-up to bring more high-class comedy to the North East, but the overwhelming success of their shows has now […]

 Richard Wilson

Review: Jack Whitehall @ The Metro Radio Arena

Review: Jack Whitehall @ The Metro Radio Arena

To begin his show, Jack Whitehall introduces a humorous clip of him and his father Michael discussing their relationship from childhood to today. This was the last project that the Westminster-born actor/comedian took on, and his parents make the topic for several parts in the show. He uses his privileged upbringing incredibly well, with warm busts […]